Facility Rental

Rental space is available at the Center for Marine Studies on the campus of the Whitney Laboratory. The 17,000-square-foot, two-story building is an ideal venue for receptions, concerts, meetings, seminars and retreats. The center, which opened in March 2007, is situated on the beautiful eastern shore of the Intracoastal Waterway, south of St. Augustine, Florida. Rental laboratory space is also available for visiting scientists.

Rental Rates

Center for Marine Studies Building Rental

A reception area, catering kitchen, conference room, classrooms and a 272-seat auditorium are available for rent. Shown below is the complete list of rental spaces in this building.


Lastinger Family Foundation Interactive Area

Lastinger Family Foundation Interactive Area

On the first floor, this reception hall features a two-story atrium overlooking the beautiful Intracoastal Waterway.

Size: 48′ X 30′ (1440 sq. ft.)

Lohman Auditorium

The auditorium holds 272 people and is equipped with state-of-the-art audio-visual equipment.

Lohman Auditorium
Strickland Family Conference Room

Strickland Family Conference Room

Perfect for small meetings, featuring audio-visual and teleconferencing capabilities.

Marylou Whitney & John Hendrickson Biotechnology Lab

The Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson Biotechnology Lab, on the second floor, is a well-equipped teaching lab for upper level classes.

Size: 40′ X 32′ (1280 sq. ft.)

  • The Jo Ann Lohman Volunteer Lounge offers a full kitchen available to a caterer.
  • An Upper-Level Classroom is equipped with an LCD projector and screen.
  • The Newman Family Reading Room overlooks the reception area with views of the Intracoastal Waterway.
  • Flagler County Tourist Development Council Community Education Laboratory, on the first floor, is mainly used for Whitney Lab’s education programs for children during the school year, but it is available when not in use.
  • The Center for Marine Studies is equipped with locker and shower facilities.


Rental Agreement

  • A reservation deposit equal to 25% of the rental fee is required at time of booking. The remainder of the rental fee is due the day of event.

  • After the event, the leased area must be free and clear of debris and trash. Trash and recycling dumpsters are available behind the Administration Building.

  • Should you require the use of a catering service and/or rental company for tables, chairs, linens etc., we will furnish a list of companies familiar with the Whitney Lab facilities.


Area accommodations for guests can be found at www.visitflagler.org (for southern accommodations) and www.floridashistoriccoast.com (for northern accommodations).


For a list of nearby activities, attractions and restaurants, visit our Live & Work webpage.

Center for Marine Studies Rental Contact

If you would like more information or have questions, please contact:

Gail White
Events Coordinator
Office: (904) 201-8447

Laboratory Space Rental

There are multiple rental opportunities available for visiting scientists at Whitney Laboratory. In addition to the individual research units, several common-use facilities have been established to serve the laboratory community. 

Available Rental Spaces & Facilities

Whitney Lab building and sign


Scientists interested in working with a particular research group should contact that group’s principal investigatorFull Faculty List

Scientists interested in independent research at the lab should contact the director, Dr. Mark Martindale.